Muslims peeved as YSRC picks Vellampalli for Vij West

  • | Wednesday | 20th March, 2019

Around 45,000 Muslim votes can tilt the outcome in a close contest.In 2014, Jaleel Khan won an YSRC ticket. Vellampalli Srinivas, who fought 2014 elections on a BJP ticket, had lost to Jaleel Khan.“Jagan had promised me that he will give Vijayawada West ticket to Muslim candidates. He played a key role in the party after Jaleel Khan left in Vijayawada West and was angling for the seat.YSRC has given the ticket to former legislator Vellampalli Srinivas, factoring in various caste equations. Vijayawada: A group of Muslims on Tuesday staged a protest opposing YSRC’s decision to field Vellampalli Srinivas in Vijayawada West assembly constituency.The party’s minority wing leader M S Baig quit YSRC on Tuesday and alleged that Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has betrayed Muslim minorities.The Muslim community plays a significant role in Vijayawada West constituency. Giving the seat to Vellampalli, who is closely associated with RSS, would not work.

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